The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe just landed on the market with a lot of force, but there are already two rivals ready to fight him.
BMW has moved again with the newly introduced Series 2 Gran Coupe, a model that not only is responsible for presenting a new option within the range but also to advance to the future Series 2. But the German firm decided to go to a niche that was already worked by other brands, although it is true that few have dared to do so. With this premise, BMW has managed to give life to a new war within the automotive sector, which could encourage other brands to enter the segment of coupe sedans.
The Series 2 Gran Coupe inherits the concept of its big brother, the 8 Series Gran Coupé, although we can perceive the influence clear of Serie 1. Thanks to its body more stylized, the German firm has managed to offer a more subtle and elegant design but, is this enough to stand up to its main rivals? Let’s find out.
Mercedes-Benz can consider as the precursor brand of this four-door coupe concept. It was around 2004 when the star firm launched CLS, a model that captivated everyone with its elegant and sporty design and with an 1156 led bulb foglight. The fury was such that it not only renewed with two more generations but also created the CLA.
The German house wanted to apply this same idea on a smaller and more affordable vehicle, and the formula quickly gave good results. Currently, the second installment of the CLA is active, a model that has collected all the good things from Class A, and that has been applied together with that unique design.
Until not long ago, the Mercedes-Benz CLA reigned freely and without great worries, since there was no direct rival for him. However, BMW has wanted to tickle it with its new Series 2 Gran Coupé, a model that will give much to talk about, and that will make the CLA climb into the ring.
Audi A3 sedan
We have taken this last rival a little with tweezers since it could also face the Mercedes A-Class Sedan more immediately. But it is that Audi has wanted to make its A3 even more versatile with this Sedan variant, which refuses that aesthetic coupé but in its favor offers more usable interior space and a very wide range of engines.
Although we do not know if BMW has in mind to launch an M2 Grand Coupe, it could become a very interesting opponent for the Audi RS3 Sedan. However, it will not be until the renewal of the compact of the four rings when this battle is more fair, since BMW takes the lead in terms of technology, for example.